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Suite hotel where we are staying. Part of the Hilton chain.
White House (SV)
The White House - we're hoping to have a tour (you need to contact your congressman in order to arrange this) but it was last minute, so we do not know.
From Cracker: I highly recommend this restaurant in D.C.
Dino Enoteca where we hope to have dinner one night - possibly as a SlowTrav get together.
From Valerie: Jaleo is a favorite of mine...Spanish food with great sangria, and loads of tapas (the menu changes periodically) along with Paella and some other main dishes, but we make a meal of the tapas. It's not far from Ford's Theatre so if you're able to see a show there this is a great place for before/after.
From Cracker: If the weather is nice, have lunch outside at the Occidental Restaurant, 1475 Pennsylvania Ave. (202) 783-1475. The crab cakes are wonderful, and your daughter will enjoy seeing the pictures of the many famous people who have dined there on the walls inside the restaurant. It is very close to the White House and just next door to The Willard Hotel.
From Chiocciola: A lot of people also like Pizzeria Paradiso, there is one on P Street close to Dupont Circle and one in Georgetown.
From Valerie on SlowTrav: We like the variety of restaurants around DuPont Circle and in Adams-Morgan, where you can stroll and read the menus and have your pick. Near DuPont we like Rosemary's Thyme (Middle Eastern/Mediterranean, always a line waiting).
From Cracker: I highly recommend this restaurants in D.C
From Chiocciola: The best pizza in DC (once again, my opinion!) is at Sette on the corner of Connecticut Avenue and R Street, not far from where you will stay. Just go up Connecticut from Dupont Circle and it is on the right side. Excellent brick oven pizza and other good Italian food.
Stoney's Bar and Grill
Recommended by VickyP.
The Post Pub
Vicky P recommended.
From VickyP: Today's Food section in the Post not only had an article about dim sum places; the only DC dim sum joint they recommended was Tony Cheng's, 619 H St NW. Dim sum available daily, 11am-3pm. I haven't been there.
From Valerie: A new fave is Zaytinia. They offer only Middle Eastern mezze, a huge selection of them. This place is beautiful and lively with great flavors, and they have undoutably the most interesting bathrooms in DC! (You'll have to go there to see what I mean!)
The girls want to see the dog for whom our dog was named so we're heading over to the FDR memorial. Chris and I visited it during our one-night stay in 2006 but I don't mind going again.
Lincoln Memorial (SV)
Sammi wants to visit the Lincoln Memorial too. I envision our first afternoon, as dropping our bags at the hotel and walking around The National Mall and Memorial Parks.
Museum of the American Indian
I would like to see this plus AnnieNC had this to say, "Are you going to be spending any time during the day at the Smithsonian? If you are and need a place for lunch, we really enjoyed the Cafe at the Museum of the American Indian. It's like a cafeteria but there are all these different stations with food from various tribes. The food was really good and it was fun," which sounds totally cool to me.
National Air and Space Museum
I know Chris will want to see this but I'm not sure about the girls.
The Rotunda entrance, which includes the Exhibit Hall, is on Constitution Avenue.
Whole Foods Market
Nearest Whole Foods, could be a good place for us to pick up some food for dinner Thursday night if we want to just crash in the room.
National Zoological Park
The zoo, part of the Smithsonian Institute. Can be accessed via the Red Line on the Metro. "If you exit at the Cleveland Park stop, take the exit on the east side of the street and walk south, toward the Uptown movie theater and the restaurants that line Connecticut Avenue (away from 7-11 and the Exxon station). The Zoo is on the east side of the street, about three blocks from the stop, after a bridge and just past a large apartment building."
Cleveland Park Stop
Use this stop to go to the zoo and to Dino Enotecca. It's on the Red Line.
DuPont Circle Metro
DuPont Circle station on the Red Line. If we pick up the train here, we can take it to the zoo at Woodley Park/Zoo/Adams Morgan stop or the Cleveland Park stop (go to Cleveland Park Stop to avoid uphill walk). Also use Cleveland Park stop to get to Dino-Enotecca.
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